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  1. 1. How does Hitchcock use montage or expressive editing to add vitality and rhythm to this scene? Hitchcock uses montage (the juxtaposition of visuals to create new ideas) to emphasize the distortion created by the husband's jealous feelings. In his montage, the escalating rhythm of the piano music and whirling of the revelers parallels the emotional escalation that the husband feels. 2. As is the case with a lot of German Expressionist films, in this scene, there are many shots that are very subjective and put us into the psychological mind of a main character. Please note the variou
  2. In contrast to The Pleasure Garden that opens with dancers descending a spiral staircase, The Lodger opens with a close-up of a woman's face, mouth open and eyes stretched wide, a visual scream. What these openings share, though is an emphasis on visual spectacle. The camera's tight focus on the staircase combines a downward movement with a vertical element. Both openings use shadows and light to focus the camera on the object. In The Lodger, for instance,the woman's screaming face is seen from the same point-of-view as her assailant. The images that most stand out to me as Hitchcock elem
  3. 1. Do you see the beginnings of the "Hitchcock touch" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. In the interview with Hitchcock, he mentions how even before he began directing he manipulate a director's camera angle on a staircase. In The Pleasure Garden, the opening scene focuses narrowly on dancers descending a spiral staircase. In addition to the spiral staircase, the opening scene characterizes the "Hitchcock touch" in his treatment of voyeurism. He turns the cameras on the watchers. 2. Do you agree or disagree with Strauss, Yacowar, and Spoto assessments that this seque
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